It could be said that any floor can go into a bathroom; it’s just that some bathroom flooring options are more suitable than others. With a sensible maintenance routine there is no reason to discount any types of bathroom floor coverings from working well. Let’s take a look at each type of bathroom floor covering and how it can be used to great effect.
LAMINATE - bathroom laminate flooring isn’t as bad as you might initially think. One of the layers that makes up a laminate floor is a water resistant core, which will withstand water for short periods of time, making it a good option for waterproof bathroom flooring.
These days, the leading manufacturers have taken popular interior choices and made them suitable for bathroom floors to keep themselves ahead of the game. Quickstep produce a range of non slip bathroom flooring called Lagune, which offers five wonderful looking planks with stylish ship-deck strips that help with keeping moisture out of the joints. It even has a 10 year water warranty, making it one of the best bathroom flooring deals around. If you’re looking for cheap bathroom flooring that serves a purpose, this is probably your best option.
REALWOOD & SOLID - bathroom wood flooring comes with a water resistant finish on the surface. We only recommend lacquered floors in bathrooms as they offer better protection against moisture. Oiled floors are not suitable.
Realwood and solid wood floors can’t be mopped or allow water to be left on the surface for long periods. If any splashes occur, wipe them up as soon as possible. Despite this, for effect and finish, this is one of the best bathroom flooring types available. Engineered wood flooring in bathrooms can also offer a really nice finish.
VINYL - bathroom flooring ideas are not limited to cheap and dated cushionflor or lino, one of the most popular choices for bathroom floor covering ideas is vinyl. Amtico, Karndean and Polyflor have a vast selection of vinyl tiles and planks that replicate natural stone, ceramic and wooden floors. These are worth considering when laying vinyl flooring in bathrooms given that they are water resistant and will withstand being wiped down each day. Fitting vinyl flooring in bathrooms is a very easy-to-maintain option, and all have a slip resistant surface.
Another bonus is the additional design features that can be added to these floors if you want to create unique bathroom vinyl flooring. You could go for traditional black and white check, or perhaps a modern glass look floor. You can mix and match any bathroom floor tiles to achieve your desired effect.